This summer, Cinelli sent Lucas Brunelle across Africa on the 700c Hobo touring bike to prove the bike’s mettle. Now, they’ve added the Hobootleg Geo, a disc brake version that looks to be even more versatile thanks to 650B mountain bike wheels and tires and more mounts. Sadly, these sweet Apidura bags don’t come with.
The frame is totally different, not just to accommodate disc brakes. It’s suspension corrected for a fork and has mountain bike geometry. The frame is Columbus Cromor steel with double butted tubes that are treated inside and out to resist corrosion. There are spots for five water bottle cages, three on the main triangle and one on each side of the fork.
Retail is $1,950 for a complete bike with SRAM X5 2×10 group with FSA Comet 39/26 compact crankset, BB7 mechanical disc brakes, Alex rims with SRAM hubs and Continental tires. It even gets Ergon grips to keep your wrists happy on the long haul.
Travel on down for more on this and their updated track bike collection, plus a steel prototype…
Reflective bits throughout the bike double as logo and graphical treatment. That hook on the fork is a spoke holder, similar to the one on the chainstays of the original Hobo. Clearance for normal, larger tires is standard, but they say you can still fit a 2.0 in there with full rack and fender kits.
Tons of mounts front and rear let you put things wherever you want.
Complete bike weight is claimed at 12.9kg (28.44 pounds), which includes Wellgo pedals and housebrand alloy cockpit parts.
Cinelli’s alloy track bikes all get upgraded to have tapered head tubes, and some have revised geometries. The Mash Parallax, above, is one of them.
The Mash Histogram gets a Garrett Chow approved paint scheme and geometry. The head and seat tubes get a bit steeper and the bottom bracket a bit higher to make it snappy as hell.
The Vigorelli adds the tapered headtube and a seat tube that ovalizes toward the BB to stiffen the frame up. The downtube and stays are all shaped to further increase stiffness, making this their premium track race bike.
The Vigorelli US Limited is a special edition just for the states that matches their jersey and bibs. The kit’s not included, but put ’em together and you’re lookin’ good. Frameset is $799.
The Mash Steel was being called a prototype at the show, but a phone call to Cinelli USA confirmed it’s headed for production.
It’ll keep this raw look, but a few of the details may change. The challenge is getting it down to $800-$850 for the frameset, so some of the etching and fine details may succumb to the accountant’s knife.
This one’s probably a few months out at minimum. But, at least you’ll be able to buy it one day, unlike this beauty:
This one-off pink and polished frame is an employee’s bike, custom painted and unavailable. Sigh…
They’ve also just launched their Cinelli Team Chrome kit, which includes bags, jerseys and other accessories. Clothing is made in Italy by Santini, jersey is €70 and the bibshorts are €80. Matching socks, gloves, arm warmers and cap are also available.
Chrome’s Barrage Cargo bag and Large Utility Pouch help get all your gear to the race. The hat just keeps your helmet hair from embarrassing you.
All available at WingedStore.com.